“The Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., now the world`s largest EMS (electronic manufacturing service) provider, is reportedly going to ship the newest CDMA edition of iPhone 4 to Apple Inc. in 2011, according to industry sources,” Steve Chuang reports for China Economic News Service (CENS).
The sources noted that Apple’s order for the CDMA iPhone 4 has been shared evenly between Hon Hai and its Taiwanese peer Pegatron Corp., with Hon Hai`s shipment of the device projected at 15 million units for 2011,” Chuang reports. “Apple will launch the phone in early 2011 in cooperation with a couple of telecom companies as Verizon and China Telecom, in a bid to further boost its smartphone market share through exploring the CDMA segment.”
Chuang reports, “Institutional investors have projected total sales of iPhone smartphones at 50 million units for this year and 75 million units for 2011. As the biggest contract supplier for Apple, Hon Hai will surely benefit from the hot-sellers. Noteworthily, Hon Hai Group has poured US$299 million into construction of a factory in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, southwestern China, to engage in production of Apple’s iPad tablets.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dow C.” for the heads up.]